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Preventing Disc Brake Dust

brake system
Eliminating Brake Dust There’s no way to eliminate brake dust entirely because all friction linings are designed to wear. If the pads didn’t wear, they’d soon chew up the rotors – and pads are a lot cheaper to replace than rotors. Relatively soft nonasbestos or
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HOW TO DIAGNOSE FUEL PUMP PROBLEMS

FUEL PUMP
DIAGNOSING FUEL PUMP PROBLEMS If the fuel pump is not delivering adequate fuel pressure and volume to the engine, the engine may not start or run properly. Low fuel pressure can cause hard starting, a rough idle, misfiring, hesitation and stalling. No fuel pressure will prevent the en
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HOW TO FLUSH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID

transmission repairs
Transmission Flushing Cautions Flushing can prolong the life of a transmission, provided it is done fairly regularly, say every 30,000 to 50,000 miles. But if the transmission on a high mileage vehicle (say over 100,000 miles) has never been flushed, it is probably best to NOT flush t
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ALL ABOUT AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUIDS

transmission fluid
Watch out for “pink stink,” the burned odor that indicates trouble inside an automatic transmission. The next time you check the fluid level in an automatic, sniff the fluid on the end of the dip stick. If it smells like burned toast and/or has a discolored brown appearanc
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TRACKING DOWN THE CAUSES OF ENGINE FAILURE

An engine failure is always bad news. Besides taking away your wheels, it forces you to make a painful financial decision. If the cost to repair, overhaul or replace the engine is more than the resale value of your car or truck, the investment may not be worth it. But if your vehicle
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